(PRWEB) April 11, 2014
Dementia Support “Montessori” Seniors Day Centre receives funding for Alzheimer’s sufferers to attend an appropriate day centre. With the rise in dementia it is becoming more difficult for families and caregivers to engage dementia sufferers in appropriate activities that will help support a healthy lifestyle. Dementia Support is a seniors day program that is the first specialized program in Toronto to offer full-day support for individuals living with dementia and is accepting enrollment of new participants. Dementia Support uses the Montessori Methods to help engage people with dementia in more meaningful, real life activities according to their individual needs and interest. Recently, the day program received funding from a private donor to directly subsidize families who may not have the funds to pay for such a program. Participants will receive a full day of specialized programming; hot lunch and healthy snack as well as escorted transportation. This will not only help the person with dementia but it will offer much needed respite to the caregivers who have the awesome task of caring for a person with dementia. “We are grateful and excited to receive the funds. This will make a big difference in the lives of many in our community with dementia,” says Judy Cohen owner and operator of Dementia Support. Dementia Support is currently accepting applications for this new subsidy program.
Dementia Support Seniors Day Program is committed to creating a healthy environment tailored to each individual’s interests, skills, needs and abilities in a day centre setting. Dementia Support Seniors Day Program will support individuals and educate caregivers. We create a secure environment that is meaningful; improving the quality of life for those with dementia symptoms as well as those providing their care. Dementia Support Seniors Day Centre is a centre promotes individuals health and well being: physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually, culturally and artistically using the Montessori Methods for Dementia so that adults with impairments, living alone or with others, will be able to maintain or restore their capabilities to their optimal functioning potential. Our real life Montessori activities, dynamic music program, validation therapy and facilitated socialization is implemented daily at Dementia Support. Our day centre services people in our community who are aging at home and individuals that live in nursing facilities that lack stimulation.
For more information please call Deborah Rothenberg at 416-638-8600 or visit us online at http://www.dementiasupport.ca.